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Do you have a legal issue in Pierce County but no money to hire an attorney?

Download your copy of our new 2014 program brochure!

If you are low-income you can make a toll-free phone call to get legal advice and referral to volunteer resources in Pierce County. Call the Northwest Justice Project's CLEAR line at 1-888-201-1014 (line open 9:15-12:15 M-F). 'CLEAR' stands for 'Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral.' The number will be very busy so be prepared to take some time for the call. Over 60? Call CLEAR Sr., 1-888-387-7111 You must meet income eligibility requirements for most programs, including CLEAR and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program. There is no income eligibility screening for CLEAR, Sr.

You can now access CLEAR online! CLICK HERE to complete the CLEAR*Online application.

Not eligible for low-income legal services? CLICK HERE to find out whether you are eligible for referral to an attorney through the Washington State Bar Association's Moderate Means Program.

For more information about receiving help with civil legal issues in Pierce County when you cannot afford to hire an attorney, call (253) 572-5134 or e-mail vls@tacomaprobono.org

Looking for low-income legal services outside Washington State? Click Here!


The Volunteer Legal Services Program in Pierce County is a program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association funded by local contributors to the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded to support the Bar's volunteer attorney program, and IOLTA/LawFund as a grantee of the Legal Foundation of Washington. The mission of the Volunteer Legal Services Program is to facilitate access to volunteer attorney advice and representation, as well as self-help materials and general legal information, for low-income individuals who have civil legal needs in Pierce County, Washington. You do not need to be a resident of Pierce County to receive assistance if your case is in Pierce County. Volunteer Legal Services program staff do not give legal advice. Call CLEAR at the numbers given above or use CLEAR*Online if you are low-income and need to speak to an attorney. If you have questions about any information on this website please feel free to e-mail us!

Information provided on this site or linked sites is not intended to substitute for professional legal advice or representation in your case. If you have a legal issue you are strongly encouraged to seek the advice of an attorney. If you are not low-income and you need assistance with a case in Pierce County, call the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral line at (253) 383-3432.


Last updated May 20, 2014